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Intake of Dietary Fiber Associated with Lower Risk of Death

Results from an analysis of 64 studies with a total of more than 3 million participants supported prior findings that dietary fiber intake is...

Should You Eat Gluten Free?

Many restaurants now offer gluten-free menu options and grocery stores have gluten free offerings throughout. But is “going gluten-free” the right choice for you?...

Daily Food Choices

Q: Are there any foods we should eat every single day? A:Diane L. McKay, PhD, an assistant professor at both the Friedman School of Nutrition...
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Intake of Added Sugars Associated with Elevated Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of heart disease risk factors. High carbohydrate diets have been associated with higher risk for elevated metabolic syndrome risk,...

Five Ways to Identify Ultraprocessed Foods

The research is clear: a diet high in ultraprocessed foods is associated with higher risk for overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood...

Don’t Be Fooled!

Did you ever notice that the least healthy foods are often the most heavily marketed? Knowing what tactics food and beverage marketers employ can...

Where Does Poultry Fit In? 

Nutrition guidelines (and this newsletter) talk a lot about limiting intake of red meat (beef, lamb, pork, venison). But what about poultry? What the Science...

Getting Enough Iodine When Cutting Salt Intake

Q: How can I be sure I’m getting enough iodine if I’m restricting the salt in my diet? A: Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN,...

Is Olive Oil the Best Choice?

Q: Is olive oil (or extra-virgin olive oil) really better for me than other oils? A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Gershoff professor of nutrition...

Myth of the Month: “Negative Calorie” Foods

“Negative-calorie” foods are said to require more energy to chew and digest than they provide when eaten. Foods that have been given this label...